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Paid Leave Tax Credit: What Every Employer Should Know

June 20, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your company offers paid leave benefits—or is considering it—the Federal Paid Leave Tax Credit should be on your radar. This pilot program, created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, went into effect January 1, 2018 and expires at the...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

OSHA Regulations Recap: Deadlines, Forms and Fines, Oh My!

June 14, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Have you electronically filed your 2017 OSHA Form 300A yet? Because for employers subject to OSHA regulations, July 1, 2018 is the final deadline. And for some companies, this comes as an eleventh-hour surprise—the latest twist in an evolving...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Compliance

EPAY's New Anywhere, Everywhere Time Clock: the Portable, Powerful WalTer S18

June 05, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

As of today, employers have a revolutionary new time clock option for tracking employee time and attendance—and it’s literally “off the wall.” That is, you don’t need to wall mount EPAY’s small, slim WalTerTM S18 time clock, although you can if...

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees: Classification Mystifications

May 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Should your so-called independent contractors really be classified as employees? It’s a sticky question that has long plagued employers—and as the gig economy grows, it’s getting worse.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Compliance

Real-Time Alerts: A Field Manager’s Secret Weapon

May 24, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you manage an hourly workforce—especially one that’s distributed over multiple worksites—your company needs a robust workforce management program. One that not only tracks time and attendance but gives you cutting-edges tools to manage it...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Time Tracking

9 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pay Card Provider

May 22, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Once you understand how pay cards work and you’re sold on the many benefits of pay cards you’re ready to start researching pay card providers.

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Hourly Workers? Here’s 5 Reasons to Switch to Pay Cards

May 17, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

More and more companies are replacing printed paychecks with electronic pay cards, especially those managing an hourly workforce.

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The Least Employers Should Know about Pay Cards

May 15, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Are you still paying your hourly workforce via paper paychecks? If so, you’re making payday harder and more expensive than it needs to be—for you and your employees.  

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2018 Tax Credits Every HR Pro Should Know

May 10, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

You’re an HR professional, not a company accountant. So it’s not often you can directly improve your company’s bottom line. That said, there are three federal tax credits in 2018 that edge into HR territory—and they can save your employer some...

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Are Your Job Descriptions Effective at Recruiting Hourly Workers?

May 04, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Chances are, your company has been using the same job descriptions and job titles forever. But just because they’re familiar and easy to use doesn’t mean they’re as effective as they could be, particularly when it comes to recruiting hourly...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management